20 June 2019

I Always Wanted To Be A Tenenbaum

This is one of my Top 5 favourite films of all time.  It was the first Wes Anderson film I saw, and I caught it at the cinema during it's initial release back in 2001.  This was before the hipster crowd held him up as their cinematic god.  It completely blew me away - I'd never seen anything like it.  I immediately went out and bought the soundtrack, then Rushmore on DVD (the Criterion Collection edition rules).  I've been a devotee ever since.  He's made some great films since (Fantastic Mr Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel are up there) but I always come back to this one.

12 June 2019

Come Out To Play-I-Ay

I only just realised that The Warriors turned 40 back in February, so this is a bit late.  It is truly one of the cultiest of cult movies and I'm ashamed that I didn't tackle it earlier.  On paper it shouldn't work - a gritty gang thriller where all the gangs have silly themed costumes, but it totally does.  I'm dying to have this on Blu-ray but the only one doing the rounds at the moment is the hideous Director's Cut version with comic book sequences added.  I would have hoped a spruced-up Theatrical Version would have made an appearance this year, but no such luck.

24 May 2019

Little Portraits Compilation

I put together this compilation sheet of most of the Little Portrait sets I've created - I'll be popping this in with all orders from this point on.

22 May 2019

Come With Me If You Want To Live

Another set that should have been tackled a long time ago.  I've been watching these movies since I was a kid.  I just screened the first one to my class and boy does it hold up.  The pacing is great, the action is fantastic and the practical effects are largely subtle and well integrated.  Oh, and that music is just wonderful.

I spent about as long on Sarah Connor's 1984 hair as I did every other character in this set combined.  It truly is a magnificent specimen of 80s coiffure.  I hope I have captured it's immensity and done it justice.

The full set of Little Portraits are now housed here.

16 May 2019

Beware The Moon, Lads

It's taken me a shamefully-long time to get round to doing a Little Portraits set about An American Werewolf In London, which has long been one of my Top 5 favourite films.  It is as old as I am but, unlike me, hasn't aged a single bit.  It is still the dictionary definition of a perfect comedy-horror film.  This set was hugely enjoyable to draw, and getting the werewolf done correctly was particularly satisfying.

25 April 2019

A Sadsack of Murrays (UPDATED)

I revised and updated the Bill Murray little portrait set to make it a little more personal to me and to expand it to the standard 12 format.  I was particularly pleased to be able to include Ghostbusters II, which is a particular favourite of mine.  Prints are currently being done for this Saturday's Self Publishing Artists Market at the BALTIC in Gateshead, where I have a table.  Remaining copies will be made available to purchase online shortly after.